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Alay sa UPCD Art Raffle & Exhibit

UP-CD Art Raffle & Exhibit

Alay sa UP-CD Art Raffle & Exhibit which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3 PM at the Valle Verde1 Clubhouse at Suha Street, Pasig City. Tickets entitle buyers to artwork from named artists. For information, call 890-2824 look for Tess.

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UPAA announces this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awardees

Twenty-four exceptional graduates and three alumni chapters of the University of the Philippines will receive recognition awards from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) for the year 2010. The award ceremonies will be held during the U.P. General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming & Reunion on June 26, 2010, 4:00 P.M. at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman Campus, Quezon City.

The UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards are conferred on alumni who have demonstrated in their chosen field of endeavor, extraordinary achievements and excellent contributions that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University. Recognition is given to achievements and contributions that impact the community in which the alumni are or have been active, whether this is at the local, national or international level.

This year’s 23 UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awardees are led by four alumni who are being recognized for Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Jose B. Cruz, Jr., BSEE ’53 scl; Dr. Ernesto O. Domingo, AA ’56 and MD ‘61; Dr. Dionisia A. Rola, AA ’41 with high honors and BSE ’47 mcl; and Prof. Isabel Juliana C. Sevilla-Soriano, AB ’53 cl.

“The UPAA made a special effort this time to identify unsung alumni achievers — those whose accomplishments in little-known corners of the country are remarkable but have remained unheralded and unrecognized,” said Alfredo Pascual, UPAA President.

The other alumni awardees for outstanding achievements in various fields are: Dr. Cleofas P. Rodriguez-Cervancia, BSA ’68, MS ’72, PhD ’82 (Community Development through Research and Extension Services); Dr. Julie C. Fuentes, DDM ’85 (Community Service Overseas-Dental Health); Mr. Nicolas A. Deocampo, AB ’81 cl (Culture and the Arts – Filmmaking); Mr. Angel C. Cacnio, BFA ’54 (Culture and the Arts – Painting); Ms. Annie G. Dee, BSIE ’77 (Employment Creation through Entrepreneurship); Ms. Ma. Teresa J. Danguilan-Vitug, AB ’75 (Good Governance Promotion through Investigative Journalism); Ms. Adelina A. Royeca-Philipsen, AB ’77 (Human Development-Poor Handicapped Children); Dr. Lily M. Rosqueta-Rosales, BSE ’51, MA ’57 (Human Resources Development-Guidance and Counseling); Atty. Ramon Antonio P. Paterno, LLB ’70 (International Development); Dr. Carolyn Anne L. Canda-Benigno, DVM ’85 (International Public Service-Animal Health); Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, BS ’81, MD ’85 (Medical Research and Education-Infectious Diseases); Dr. Francisco S. Sy, BS ’70, MD ’75 (Medical Research and Education Overseas-Infectious Diseases); Dr. Juan Ma. Pablo R. Nañagas, MD ’74, MPH ’00 (Public Health Research and Management); Mr. Lucio N. Tabing, BSA ’70 (Rural Community Empowerment through Broadcast Communication); Dr. Agustin B. Molina, Jr., BSA ’73, MS ’79 (Science and Technology-Banana Research); Dr. Rey A. Elizondo, BSAE ’68 (Science and Technology-Food Engineering); Dr. Miflora Miñoza-Gatchalian, BSFT ’59, MA ’68 (Science and Technology-Food Safety and Quality); Dr. Cynthia T. Hedreyda, BS ’76, MS ’83 (Science and Technology-Molecular Biology); and Ms. Marian M. Santos-Nash, BSHE ’76 (Women Empowerment).

“The UPAA also gives special awards to individuals or groups who have rendered excellent service in the pursuit of the goals of the University and the Association,” added Pascual.

This year’s UPAA Distinguished Service Award for an Alumnus goes to Dr. Ramon Maria G. Acoymo, BS ’79 cl, BM ’88 mcl, PhD ’05. The UPAA Distinguished Service Awardees for Alumni Chapters are the UP Dental Alumni Association, UPAA Davao Chapter and UP Los Baños Alumni Association-America.

For inquiries on the U.P. Grand Faculty and Alumni Homecoming and Reunion, please contact the UPAA Secretariat at landline numbers 9206871, 9206868, 9206875, e-mail This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it , or cellular phone number 09178372098.

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The search for the New Dean of the UP College of Dentistry is now ongoing. Click here to know more about the guidelines on the nomination and the selection process agreed upon by the UP Manila Academic Community and the constituents of the College of Dentistry with the consent of the UPM Chancellor, Dr. Arcadio. Below is the Search Process Time Table.







Meeting Topic: The Nomination Process 

 October 6

 1:30 pm

 CD Auditorium

Review of College Thrusts, Priorities and Achievements 

 October 6

 2 :30 pm

 CD Auditorium

Start of Call for Nominations  

 October 7



Sectoral Consultations by the Chancellor

October 14

* 1:30 pm Faculty and Alumni 

* 2:30 pm Students 

* 3:30 pm Admin & REPS

CD Auditorium

Deadline for submission of nomination papers 

 October 19

 5 pm

 Office of the Chancellor 

Deadline for submission of required documents by the nominees 

 October 26

 5 pm

 Office of the Chancellor 

Public Forum 

October 29

9:00 am

CD Auditorium

Interview of Nominees 

October 29

1:30 p.m.

UPM Board Room 8th floor

Preparation of the Chancellor’s Report 

November 2-6



Submission of Chancellor’s Report to the President 

November 9



Board of Regents Meeting 

November 27



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Maricelle Uy Abayon recognized as one of 5 Outstanding dental Students in NY

NYSDF Deans Award Recognizes Five Outstanding Dental Students

FOR THE SECOND YEAR,the New York State Dental Foundation is
honoring students at all four of the dental colleges in New York
State, as well as at Eastman Dental Center, with its NYSDF Deans
Award.The prize,valued at $5,000,is given to foster a growing and
sustainable oral health work force, critical to expanding available
oral health services for all New Yorkers.It is a need that has become
more acute as the ranks of the underserved grow and culturally
diverse communities within the state expand.
This year,the Foundation Board of Trustees changed the crite-
ria for the Deans Award. Previously, it was awarded to graduating
seniors. Now it is given to a third-year student or postdoctoral
trainee who has demonstrated an exceptional level of achievement
as measured by the following criteria:
● Outstanding academic performance.
● Demonstrated commitment to enhancing and improving the
oral health of underserved populations.
● Membership in the American Student Dental Association.
Candidates for the NYSDF Deans Award mustbenominated by
the dean of each of the qualified academic dental institutions.They
are Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York
University College of Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of
DentalMedicine,StonyBrook UniversitySchoolof DentalMedicine
and the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center.

Maricelle Uy Abayon, Eastman Dental Center.
Graduating as one of the highest ranking students
at the University of the Philippines and ranked
highest in her dental school class, it would seem
there is little leftfor Dr.Abayon toachieve.Yet,in less
than two years at Eastman Dental Center, Dr.
Abayon has demonstrated an ability to form excel-
lent relationships with patients, administrators,
staffand faculty,while,at the same time,performing atthe highestlevel
in the difficultmaster ofscienceprogram atthe UniversityofRochester.
The advanced education in general dentistry program at Eastman has
always been considered demanding because of the required literature
reviews,case presentations,researchseminarsand academic classes,to
say nothing of the patient component of the program.Dr.Abayon has
been an active participant in all of these areas and still finds time to
lend a hand to others. She has never refused a request to help with
emergency patients ortoassistanother residentin a difficultprocedure.
Dr.Abayon’s unique ability to recognize the social, economic, psycho-
logical,medical and financial impediments to successful dental treat-
mentfor her patients,and todoso with both an air of confidenceand a
sense of humility,evidence a maturityfar beyond her years


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